Birmingham-area students participating in a target group of learning-enriched summer youth programs gained academic ground this summer instead of losing it, according to the results of assessment testing coordinated by PARCA. National studies have shown that students typically return to school one to three months of school behind where they were at the end of…
Applications are now open for 2014 summer learning programs to apply for grant funding through the Summer Adventures in Learning partnership.
SAIL forum first in series for funders and nonprofit organizations working together to provide high quality summer learning opportunities for Birmingham’s children.
With the right mix of academics and enrichment, summer programs can boost reading and math scores and help close the achievement gap for low-income children.
SAIL gives children the chance to move ahead in learning during summer months, rather than lose ground and become at risk for dropping out. The Community Foundation is collaborating with other funders to support new & expanded programs.